Good news for Sony fans stateside as the company just announced that the Xperia NXT series of Android smartphones is available now. You can snap up the delectable trio, unlocked, from Sony stores or a range of online retailers including Newegg.
Xperia S ($560): The Xperia S is the daddy of the family with a 4.3 inch Bravia touchscreen that boasts a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution. It has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 12-megapixel camera, and 32GB of internal storage.
Xperia P ($480): If the S looks a bit big then the P is for you. It has a 4-inch touchscreen with a 540 x 960 pixel resolution, a 1GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and 16GB of internal storage. It also has an especially nice screen, which utilizes Sony’s new ‘WhiteMagic’ technology to boost the brightness so that it’s easily viewable in bright sunlight. Check out our hands-on Xperia P video. Also, check out our review of the Sony Xperia P.
Xperia U ($300): The baby of the bunch is the Xperia U with a 3.5-inch, 480 x 854 pixel resolution, touchscreen, a 1GHz dual-core processor, a 5-megapixel camera, and 4GB of internal storage.
All three devices ship with Android 2.3. We’ve been assured that they’re upgrade-able to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), but we don’t recommend you hold your breath for the update. They also all have that distinctive Sony look with the translucent stripe along the bottom. The S and U come in black or white, the P comes in silver, red, or black.
Like most unlocked phones, these will work T-Mobile or AT&T, but you will be limited to 3G service on both carriers. You can find more details at Sony’s website.